Age is just a number – Look as young as you feel with Botox®
MedAndSpa offers Botox® Cosmetic from Allergan Inc. It is one of the most popular non-surgical procedures performed for the temporary correction of certain facial wrinkles. The result of Botox® injectables is a smoother, tighter, and younger appearance so that you look as young as you feel.
What is Botox® and how does it work?
Botox® Cosmetic is the #1 selling treatment of its kind because it was the first treatment to be FDA-approved to temporarily reduce frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. It is a quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime and results become visible within 14 days. Facial lines are caused by many other things besides just age – the reduction of collagen, damage from the sun and environment, strong facial expressions, smoking, etc. all has influence on skin.
Botox® Cosmetic works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity to help fine lines and wrinkles look visibly smoother. Botox® blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles so that the injected muscle can’t contract into a prominent line.
Benefits of Botox®
Although most commonly known for temporarily reducing wrinkles and lines, there are other benefits to Botox injections that go beyond appearance. It can also help treat:
- Severe underarm sweating
- Severe neck and shoulder muscle spasms
- Chronic migraines
- Overactive bladder
What areas can be treated?
Possible injection sites truly depend upon your own anatomy. A free consultation with a MedAndSpa licensed nurse will help give insight on which areas need injection for your specific desired results. Most commonly Botox Cosmetic is used to treat areas like: forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, bunny lines, chin dents, brow lifts, and areas where you have excessive sweating like armpits, palms, and soles of the feet.
How many units of Botox will I need?
A free consultation at MedAndSpa prior to any treatment will help answer your questions specifically personally to your unique skin needs. The number of units of Botox needed will depend on what areas you would like to be treated, how deep the wrinkles are, and/or what your desired result goals are.
How long do results last?
The effects from Botox will last 3 to 6 months. As muscle action slowly returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. Although with each session, the lines and wrinkles will often appear less severe with time because the muscles are shrinking.
Post treatment care
Immediately following the treatment, injected areas may be sensitive and a little swollen. It is important to be cautious at first with muscle movements in the treatment area while it settles in. Wear sunblock as sun exposure can prolong bruising or cause the development of hyperpigmentation in the treatment area. Be sure to disclose any and all pre-existing medical conditions and all medications you may be currently taking before undergoing any treatment. Complete results are achieved within two weeks, although in many cases results are visible after a few days.
REQUEST A CONSULTATION
To start your treatment at MedAndSpa, request your appointment online or call us at (630) 635-6661.
Located in Burr Ridge, IL, MedAndSpa is the leading skin-tightening treatment provider in Chicago and is delighted to serve the surrounding areas of Chicago, La Grange, Lemont, Hinsdale, Orland Park, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, and Downers Grove.